This carefully researched and well-written book complements and expands recent scholarship on the Apache by Lance Blyth, Mark Santiago, Jason Yaremko, and Matthew Babcock. Conrad uses the lens of diaspora to analyze four centuries of Ndé/Apache history, from their initial interactions with Europeans in the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century, when several dozen Apache returned to the Southwest, if not to their ancestral lands, after decades of forced exile. The book discusses various Apache groups at different times and places, but the bulk of the discussion deals with the “Southern Apache” (the so-called Chiricahua). In the introduction, Conrad argues that the five key elements in a diaspora are evident in the Apache experience: “migration, collective memory of an ancestral home, a continued connection to that home, a sustained group consciousness, and a sense of kinship with group members living in different places” (pp. 2–3). This argument is persuasively...
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Book Review| May 01 2022
The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival
The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival. By Paul Conrad.
America in the Nineteenth Century.
University of Pennsylvania Press,
Photographs. Maps. Figures. Notes. Index.
366pp. Cloth, $34.95.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2022) 102 (2): 322–324.
Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez; The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 2022; 102 (2): 322–324. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-9653530
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